Independentand alternative music is close to our heart. We look at some of the best in new sounds to come into LOTI HQ with this our weekly Noise Box that will explore emerging and established artists from all walks of life. Tune in and turn it up…
SPLASHH | PURE BLUE
Re-energising their indie-garage sound, Splashh have released this grungy dream pop track. With shoegaze inspired melodies, thickened with layers of synths and stirred up with solid guitar riffs and droney vocals they’ve perfected the recipe for dream pop and we want a slice of that cake.
KISSES | THE NILE
It really doesn’t get more funky than this, ‘The Nile’ by electro-pop duo Kisses puts the groove back into groovy. Sounding not too distant from that familiar 80’s disco, this track is bound to put a smile on your face with a bass line to die for, a glittering beat and addictive riffs polished off by synths and soothing horns. This is our new friday night jam for sure.
DIIV | DOPAMINE
Ahead of their album ‘Is the Is are’, Diiv have released this dreamy track to give us a taste of what yet to come. With jangly guitars and hazy vocals you don’t expect the tight sound ‘Dopamine’ offers, it just flows. Sounding like something straight from mother nature, the track proves that you don’t need to use all the fancy technologies to create the most mesmerising sound.
PARKS, SQUARES AND ALLEYS | WE’RE NOT JUST FRIENDS
Drifting into the scene all the way from Russia, Parks, Squares and Alleys is not just our friend, but our favourite new dream-pop singer/ songwriter. ‘We’re not just friends’ offers a floaty sound with darker undertones, giving it real depth. With the dreamy vocals straddling the repetitive riffs, he’s created a really catchy track that’s got us hooked.
OXFORD DRAMA | PRESERVE
This indie pop duo have preserved their best until now, with a clever track full of subtle twists and turns we hear something new every time. With a solid bass riff and a driving drum beat, the synths and vocals just seamlessly fall in together to tie up this beautifully polished indie package.